Saturday, 21 April 2018

HSA recalls 18 cosmetic products, some with high levels of mercury

Image: channelnewsasia
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has named 18 cosmetic products that it says contain “potent undeclared ingredients” – including some with over 27,000 times the permissible level of mercury.

List of recalled products: 

  1. Balleza Skincare Night Cream
  2. Balleza Skincare Treatment
  3. Brilliant Skin Essentials Rejuvenating Cream Exfoliant Cream
  4. Brilliant Skin Essentials Rejuvenating Facial Toner Exfoliant Toner
  5. Brilliant Skin Essentials Whitening Cream 10g
  6. Brilliant Skin Essentials Whitening facial toner 60ml
  7. droplets of Nature Rejuvenating Cream Lift & Correct 10g
  8. droplets of Nature Rejuvenating Toner Lift & Correct
  9. Goree Beauty Cream with Lycopene with SPF 30 Avocado & & Aloe Vera
  10. Karisma Cosmetic Skincare Day Cream
  11. Karisma Cosmetic Skincare Night Cream
  12. Karisma Cosmetic Skincare Treatment Cream
  13. Professional Skin Care Formula by Dr. Alvin Rejuvenating Cream
  14. Professional Skin Care Formula by Dr. Alvin Rejuvenating Toner
  15. Skin Magical Rejuvenating Cream No. 1
  16. Skin Magical Rejuvenating Facial Toner No. 1
  17. Speaks G Skin Essential Brightening Rejuvenating Cream 10g
  18. Speaks G Skin Essential Brightening Rejuvenating Toner 60ml


Warning: Malaysia and Indonesia recalled China tinned sardines found to contain worms

Malaysia's health ministry on Thursday (Apr 19) recalled two products of canned sardines from China after they were found to contain dead worms.

In a statement, director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said analysis by the Health Ministry found that the TL Tan Lung Canned Sardines in Tomato Sauce produced by Fujian Yongfa, as well as the TLC Sardines in Tomato Sauce produced by Dongshan Dongyi Foods, were contaminated with nematode, a type of worm.

Reports said that the Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency also ordered the recall of products from three Chinese canned sardine importers after they were found to have dead worms.

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Exceptional people: Migrant cleaner wins hearts and recognition for kind act

Mr Kalam. Source: thenewpaper

On Sunday, the Bangladeshi cleaner was working in Commonwealth Crescent when a woman in a sixth-storey flat asked him for food as she could not cook nor able to buy food as she just had an operation.

Without hesitation, the 31-year-old said she could have the curry and rice that he had prepared at his dormitory the night before.

Mr Kalam's supervisor, who declined to be named, said that this is not the first time Mr Kalam has given food to an elderly resident in the area.

"He has already been giving extra food to the elderly. That's why when the woman asked for food, his instincts kicked in. They're also comfortable eating the food because they already know him."


Exceptional people: ITE students chased AMK hit-and-run e-scooterist

ITE students that helped injured lady. Source: thenewpaper
Six students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College Central in Ang Mo Kio told The New Paper that they saw an e-scooter zooming past near a lift lobby in the void deck.

When the rider suddenly fell off his machine, they realised he had hit a woman from behind just as she stepped out of a lift.

After they failed to catch him, they helped the victim, who was bleeding badly from a cut on her nose.

Miss Nur'Ain went to a nearby convenience store to buy a box of plasters while her friends - Miss Nurul Hazirah Osman, 20, Mr Muhammad Aqil Azmi, Mr Raden Afiq Raden Amran, Mr Muhammad Zulfiqar Rosli and Mr Muhammad Nur'Fauzan Mohamed, all 19 - attended to the victim by cleaning the elderly woman's wound with wet wipes, they dressed it with a plaster to prevent infection.
The e-scooterist is now wanted by the police to help in investigations into the incident at Block 538 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 at around 5.30pm on Tuesday.